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Star Trek Complete Season 1 Blu Ray Pre Order £29.81 @ Borders [Next Cheapest £48.89]
Star Trek Complete Season 1 Blu Ray Pre Order £29.81 @ Borders [Next Cheapest £48.89]

Star Trek Complete Season 1 Blu Ray Pre Order £29.81 @ Borders [Next Cheapest £48.89]

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All 29 episodes of the first season of the classic science fiction series that boldly goes where no man has gone before.

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Were the original episodes recorded in a format which has better quality than standard DVD?

Spod;4806560

Were the original episodes recorded in a format which has better quality … Were the original episodes recorded in a format which has better quality than standard DVD?



i doubt it but you never know

the whole first series was remastered & "updated" by paramount for the hd-dvd realese last year, these are the blu ray equivelant withthe same prints.

have a look for the hd-dvd reviews

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Spod;4806560

Were the original episodes recorded in a format which has better quality … Were the original episodes recorded in a format which has better quality than standard DVD?



stezo2k;4807054

i doubt it but you never know



As ikduncan stated these have been completely remastered for HD release.

hddvd.highdefdigest.com/600…tml

The HD DVD edition was incredibly clear because the show was filmed rather than videotaped. Consequently re-mastering in HD in either the HD DVD or Blu-ray formats pays dividends with a much clearer image than can be seen in the standard definition DVD version. In addition, some of the ropier special effects (such as external views of the Enterprise and phaser beams) have been CGI'd and are a big improvement on the original (some diehards prefer the original effects but they would have looked even ropier spliced in between the crystal clear footage).

This will be the hd-dvd encodes put on blu-ray

great quality

Spod;4806560

Were the original episodes recorded in a format which has better quality … Were the original episodes recorded in a format which has better quality than standard DVD?



This is a common misconception.

The film/recording material that is used is of such high quality/resolution that it has to be compressed to fit in the respective formats, this includes taking out colour palettes, frames or just decreasing resolution (as for VCR and DVD). So all they need to do, supposing the original masters are still intact is for them to just compress the source material/master less; as blu discs (and HD DVDs) have greater capacity than DVDs, and hence more information and detail can be stored

Just think of an original film photo, when you capture that picture, all the information in that snap-shot absorbs everything that was in front of it, it doesn't select what data to use for the photo it just takes everything. Move this over to film and you have an almost perfect representation of what things look like whilst filming, however as soon as you start to digitise and select data it soon uses up a lot of room/space; so you have to reduce the quality to allow for enough space. Even Blu Ray isn't max resolution, however I don't quite know the limitation of the detail a human eye can see...

I'll add a link shortly to explain it a bit better :thumbsup:
Good Article about Film Restoration ]here
]Discussion Here

Hope that helps

I'm sorry but anyone other than Borders would be a good deal. They are useless. Bet it comes up as a mis-price. Hope I'm wrong but....

Spod;4806560

Were the original episodes recorded in a format which has better quality … Were the original episodes recorded in a format which has better quality than standard DVD?



The original series was actually shot on film and not videotape like most shows of the era.
Because the film format has more detail than video tape they can convert it to HD fine.
I have the HD-DVD rips on my HD and they look better than Star Trek Voyager or Deep Space 9.

This ][SIZE="4"][COLOR="Red"]TRAILER [/COLOR][/SIZE]explains everything.

Already have this on hddvd. Any news on season 2 release?

I'm still hoping Paramount decide to release DS9 on bluray at some point, best Trek ever. And yes DS9, as well as TNG and Voyager, can receive the same hd treatment as they were all filmed on film.
The problem, however, is that they were immediately converted to video where they then edited and did all the post processing (sfx) so a hd release would mean re-doing just about every special effect seen which we all know are in abundance compared to TOS. I'm hoping to see one of the three within 5 years.

for me definitely Voyager on BD first & foremost, then the rest can come.

Are you sure the price is £29.81?

Price now says £60.29, I see cancellation emails in the near future.

Batman2;4817310

Price now says £60.29, I see cancellation emails in the near future.



Borders are worse than useless

cheapskate58;4818642

Borders are worse than useless



I have never ordered from them and was in 2 minds about setting up an account, glad I never did now, probably a stunt to get new members.
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